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Last Emperor, TheR2F

    The Region 4 version of this disc misses out on (in comparison to R1):

  • Extended (218:17 minutes) Director's Cut edition
  • Widescreen 2.29:1 non 16x9 enhanced video transfer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast & Crew Information

    The Region 1 version of this disc misses out on:

  • Widescreen 2.35:1 (16x9 enhanced) video transfer

    In addition, there is also a 2-disc French R2 edition which was released on 1 April 2003 with the following extras:

  • English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks
  • French subtitle tracks
  • Featurette: "BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI: LE VOYAGEUR ITALIEN" (French, no subtitles)
  • Featurette: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO (English with French subtitles)
  • Featurette: DAI SIJIE (French, no subtitles)
  • Featurette: BALADE AU COEUR DE PEKIN (French, no subtitles)
  • Trailer: The Sheltering Sky
  • Filmographies

    Clearly, the French R2 version wins. In addition, the R1 is the only version featuring the Director's Cut. However, the video transfer for the R1 version is reportedly problematic, so my preference is for the R4 over the R1.